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From work experience to employee in just eight weeks

Monday, 27 August 2012


WA Screen Academy producing graduate Tania Nelson is getting set to make her mark on the Australian film industry.

The successful graduate has been offered a job at leading production company Prospero Productions after just an eight-week internship.

During her professional attachment Tania, from Bicton, had the chance to work on Prospero Production’s latest shows, including Outback Truckers and Vet School. They will both premiere soon on Channel 7 and ABC1 respectively.

Tania said getting the job was a dream come true.

“I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity to work for one of Australia’s leading factual production companies,” Tania said.

Prospero Productions have an outstanding track record of identifying talent and introducing emerging personnel into the Western Australian film industry.

Prospero Production Head of Production Jules Fortune recruited Tania from a large list of applicants, including recent graduates from other WA universities. Ms Fortune said the WA Screen Academy Graduate stood out from the crowd.

“The hands-on experience the course delivers means that I can be sure graduates are industry ready.

Tania is exactly that and we are delighted to have her here at Prospero,” Ms Fortune said.

Studying at the WA Screen Academy at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was a life-changing experience for Tania, originally from the small town of Donnybrook in WA.

“I gained so much knowledge and experience, worked alongside great people, and studied under some of the best in the industry,” Tania said.

WA Screen Academy Director John Rapsey was delighted to hear of Tania’s employment success.

“We pride ourselves of delivering a course that makes our graduates employable to the professional film and television industry with a particular focus on the industrial model of television,” said Mr Rapsey.

“Tania was a fabulous student producer and I know she has a great career ahead.”


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